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Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH) Summer Research Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is sponsoring the Biomedical Research for University Students in Health Sciences (BRUSH) Summer Research Program at Michigan State University. Applications are welcomed from students enrolled in colleges or universities across the US.

The goal of this program is to provide hands-on research exposure and graduate school preparation opportunities for undergraduate students who are from populations that are underrepresented in biomedical research. This program also enrolls veterinary students from populations that are underrepresented in biomedical research with the goal of providing hands-on research and increasing awareness of and preparation for research-related career options.

Advocates and Ambassadors

Why is BRUSH such an important program? Dr. Susan Ewart discusses the program's goal of shifting norms here.

Participating students conduct hands-on, hypothesis-driven research on topics that relate to environmental sciences and heart, lung, and blood health; specific projects may be on hypertension, immunotoxicology, tuberculosis, asthma, or the health effects of air pollutants, among others.

The program starts on May 20, 2024 and concludes on August 2, 2024. The National Institutes of Health has specific criteria for acceptance into this program. To see the eligibility criteria for this opportunity, please check here.